Mozart and Salieri

Cape Town City Ballet will present its adaption of Alexander Pushkin’s Mozart and Salieri on the Artscape Opera stage until Saturday February 17, with performances at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday February 10; 3pm on Sunday February 11; 7.30pm on Wednesday February 14; and 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday February 17. The story, made famous by Sir Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, follows the rumoured rivalry of Mozart and court composer Antonio Salieri, and there are dark undercurrents of jealousy and sabotage from Salieri, whose pious demeanour is challenged greatly on meeting Mozart. But the two-act ballet is not just a story of political intrigue and envy, it also tells the love story of Mozart and Constanze, their meeting, marriage and subsequent children. Tickets range in price from R150 to R270. Book through Computicket.